Commonwealth v. Francis -Suffolk University Archive Video

Commonwealth v. Francis

SJC-11988
Argue Date: Tuesday March 8, 2016
*Summary:   Criminal-- Whether the defendant is entitled to a new trial after a drug conviction on the basis that drug analysis certificates were signed by Annie Dookhan, even though the defendant admitted to police that he had sold drugs.
Justices: Gants, C.J., Spina, Cordy, Botsford, Duffly, Lenk, Hines, JJ.
Appellant: Francis
Counsel for Appellant: David J. Rotondo, Esquire
Appellee: Commonwealth
Counsel for Appellee: Vincent J. DeMore, A.D.A.
Court Appealed From: Suffolk Superior Court
Lower Court Judge: Frank M. Gaziano, J.
Route to SJC: Further Appellate Review
Amici Curiae: Committee for Public Counsel Ser

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